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Sunday, February 10, 2013

It's Called A Tithe

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Preach it, Dr. Carson! As you've probably heard by now, Dr. Ben Carson, Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University, gave a fantastic speech Thursday at the annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. Please enjoy the extended quote below. You can find the entire transcript here.

From The Wall Street Journal: Ben Carson for President: The Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon has two big ideas for America.

"What we need to do is come up with something simple. And when I pick up my Bible, you know what I see? I see the fairest individual in the universe, God, and he's given us a system. It's called a tithe. We don't necessarily have to do 10% but it's the principle.

He didn't say if your crops fail, don't give me any tithe or if you have a bumper crop, give me triple tithe. So there must be something inherently fair about proportionality. You make $10 billion, you put in a billion. You make $10 you put in one. Of course you've got to get rid of the loopholes.

Some people say, 'Well that's not fair because it doesn't hurt the guy who made $10 billion as much as the guy who made 10.' Where does it say you've got to hurt the guy? He just put a billion dollars in the pot. We don't need to hurt him. It's that kind of thinking that has resulted in 602 banks in the Cayman Islands. That money needs to be back here building our infrastructure and creating jobs."

- Dr. Ben Carson, Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, speaking at the annual National Prayer Breakfast on February 7, 2013 [click link for video].

[This post originally appeared at Evangelicals for Liberty]

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